Curriculum

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

The academy’s Physical Education programme encourages all pupils to participate in sports for the benefit of their physical and mental health, and aims to provide a wide variety of activities to appeal to everyone. PE improves pupils’ physical fitness, flexibility, dexterity and endurance, and educates them about the importance of health and well-being. Pupils are encouraged to work hard to develop their skills, which in turn helps to build their self-confidence as they become more adept at different types of sport.

Through PE, pupils learn to work effectively as part of a team, collaborating with others to achieve shared goals, which can help to strengthen their relationships with peers and enhance their self-esteem, whilst also encouraging them to develop a sense of responsibility for their own efforts and performance.

The tactical nature of many sports encourages pupils to plan ahead, make considered judgements, and to keep trying their hardest in the face of adversity, which are some of the many reasons why PE helps to develop pupils’ leadership skills and resilience.

Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8
  • Fundamentals & Baseline Assessments 
  • Football 
  • Basketball 
  • Learning Games (Rugby, Hockey) 
  • Fitness & Fitness Theory 
  • Table Tennis 
  • Tennis 
  • Athletics 
  • Theory: Warm Up, Cool Down, Basic Muscles & Bones
  • Football 
  • Basketball 
  • Learning Games (Rugby, Hockey) 
  • Fitness & Fitness Theory 
  • Table Tennis 
  • Athletics 
  • Tennis 
  • Theory: Basic Muscles & Bones, Joints & Movement, Muscle Types, Antagonistic Pairs, Muscle Fibres, Blood & its Role (Linked to the Skeletal system)

 

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Basketball
  • Fitness and Fitness Theory
  • Table Tennis
  • Handball
  • Athletics
  • Theory: Personal Exercise Programme Theory
  • Basketball
  • Fitness Testing & Fitness Theory
  • Table Tennis
  • Handball
  • Theory: Fitness Testing: The Heart, Lungs and Body
Core

  • Sport for Life
GCSE

  • Practical Performance and Personal Exercise Programme (PEP)
  • GCSE Coursework
  • Handball
  • Table Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Climbing
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Movement Analysis
  • Physical Training
  • Health, Fitness and Wellbeing
  • Sports Psychology
  • Socio-Cultural Influences

 

Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: EdExcel GCSE PE (1PE0)

Enrichment Offer

The variety of clubs and sports on offer reflect the breadth and talents of our pupils and ensure that all pupils have an opportunity to participate in sports they enjoy and excel at. Our teams compete successfully in competitions throughout Manchester and Greater Manchester, at all levels.

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